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2011-12-02 01:17:08

They should prove a challenge for the athletes, but not put them in danger: bobsled runs have to be simulated before being built. This simulation is based on the friction levels of the runners on the ice. Now it has become possible to measure these levels accurately. These results will help build the run for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lightning fast, the sled bolts down the icy run. Will the team make it to the finish faster than their competitors? The tension in the crowd depends...

Notebook From Ill-Fated Apollo 13 Sells Big At Auction
2011-12-01 09:07:47

It was during the ill-fated Apollo 13 flight to the moon that astronauts reported the immortal words, “Houston, we've had a problem.” During that incredibly risky flight back to Earth, commander James Lovell jotted down handwritten calculations in hopes of guiding his crew and craft safely home. The notebook with those calculations was auctioned on Wednesday of this week in Dallas where it was sold to an unidentified American collector who paid $388,375 for piece of history,...

Artist Building Ice Sculpture In A Desert
2011-10-27 05:17:32

Ap Verheggen, a Dutch artist, is using solar energy and the water vapor in the air to create ice in a desert. The SunGlacier project is a "counter-intuitive project" the group is trying to perform to "inspire people to tap into new dimensions with creativity, art and science." Verheggen will design an ice sculpture in a desert with the hope to "stimulate people to think creatively about solutions to the challenges of climate change." According to the project's website, the team will...

2011-10-17 22:00:23

An amorphous diamond — one that lacks the crystalline structure of diamond, but is every bit as hard — has been created by a Stanford-led team of researchers. But what good is an amorphous diamond? "Sometimes amorphous forms of a material can have advantages over crystalline forms," said Yu Lin, a Stanford graduate student involved in the research. The biggest drawback with using diamond for purposes other than jewelry is that even though it is the hardest material known,...

Image 1 - Researchers Report On Changes In Arctic Sea Ice
2011-10-06 11:09:06

In the central Arctic the proportion of old, thick sea ice has declined significantly. Instead, the ice cover now largely consists of thin, one-year-old floes. This is one of the results that scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association brought back from the 26th Arctic expedition of the research vessel Polarstern. The ship arrived at its home port of Bremerhaven at about 7 o´clock this morning. Prior to that it had covered more...

2011-10-04 12:00:00

Mobile Video Surveillance Solutions Widely Used in Transit, Law Enforcement and School Bus Applications New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Apollo Video Technologyâs (Apollo Video) mobile digital video surveillance systems are now available for purchase to government agencies through the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules Program. Apollo Video made the announcement from the American Public Transport Association 2011 EXPO in New Orleans, La. GSA establishes...

Astronomy Team Looking For Lost 'Snoopy' Module From Apollo 10
2011-09-29 11:38:08

A team of amateur astronomers have teamed up with scientists at the University of Glamorgan to search for a Lunar Module known as "Snoopy" sent off during Apollo 10 in May 1969. Snoopy was sent off in an orbit around the Sun, and it is still traveling through space somewhere. The Faulkes Telescope team is working with other astronomers and schools to try and find Snoopy. “The whole history of Apollo is remarkable and include some of the most inspiring scientific and explorative...

Model Provides Successful Seasonal Forecast For The Fate Of Arctic Sea Ice
2011-09-23 03:44:18

  Relatively accurate predictions for the extent of Arctic sea ice in a given summer can be made by assessing conditions the previous autumn, but forecasting conditions more than five years into the future depend on understanding the impact of climate trends on the ice pack, new research shows. Current conditions form an important starting point that governs how the ice responds to weather in the course of a few years, University of Washington-led research shows. But eventually...

Arctic Sea Ice At Second-lowest Level Since 1979
2011-09-16 04:32:17

  The extent of Arctic Ocean sea ice fell to its second-lowest size since 1979, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said on Thursday. According to preliminary findings, the annual sea ice minimum was reached on September 9, when the ice covered 1.67 million square miles, the center said in a statement. "Changing winds could still push ice flows together reducing ice extend further," the researchers said. A full analysis will be available early next month, when...


Latest Ice Reference Libraries

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2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

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2009-07-06 16:09:35

Soft rime is a type of milky white ice that forms when water droplets in light freezing fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. This formation usually occurs with light winds or in calm conditions. The rime forms to the windward (side facing the wind) side of solid objects. Soft rime is similar in appearance to hoar frost, but is formed differently. Soft rime is formed when vapor first condenses to liquid droplets and then attaches to the surface. Hoar frost is formed when water vapor is...

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2009-07-06 15:49:33

Hard rime is a type of white ice that forms when water droplets found in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. Hard rime is most often found on trees atop mountains and high ridges in winter, when low clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes along the windward (sides facing the wind) side of trees, buildings, and any other solid objects. The air temperature needed for hard rime to form is less than 29 degrees Fahrenheit and typically higher than 17 degrees Fahrenheit. High wind is...

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2009-07-04 15:43:10

Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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